International News

Matadors gored at Madrid festival

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 10:59
A major event in Madrid's bullfighting season is cancelled after all three matadors partaking in the spectacle were gored by bulls.

Harris 'was known as the octopus'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 10:53
Entertainer Rolf Harris was branded "the octopus" after repeatedly groping a TV make-up artist, a court hears.

Iran 'releases' Happy video dancers

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 10:31
Several young people arrested in Iran for taking part in a YouTube tribute to Pharrell Williams' hit song Happy are released, according to reports.

UK plane joins search for sailors

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 10:14
A Ministry of Defence aircraft is helping with the US Coast Guard's search for four British sailors missing in the Atlantic.

Burns heads five Leicester signings

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 10:07
Leicester boss Richard Cockerill confirms the signing of five players, headed by Gloucester fly-half Freddie Burns.

Ex-partner guilty of killing model

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 10:04
A man who stabbed his model ex-partner to death is found guilty of her murder.

Blizzard sues Starcraft cheat-makers

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 09:58
Activision Blizzard is trying to sue the creators of cheats that allow Starcraft II players to improve their rankings and unlock new weapons.

May tells Police Federation to reform

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 09:28
The Police Federation must make sweeping changes and public funding will cease from August, the home secretary says.

Playing will be 'difficult' for McIlroy

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 09:23
Rory McIlroy says playing at the PGA Championship will be "very difficult" after his split from Caroline Wozniacki.

'Pet replacement' app criticised

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 09:17
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home says the PetMatch app risks turning animals into "disposable items".

Cuba blocks dissident newspaper

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 09:02
Access to an online newspaper launched by Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez is blocked on the communist-run island shortly after it went live.

Public memorial for Stephen Sutton

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 08:55
A public vigil to remember teenage cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton is to be held at Lichfield Cathedral, ahead of a private family funeral, church officials say.

Hamilton wants challenge from rivals

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 08:54
Lewis Hamilton hopes his Mercedes team face a challenge from Red Bull and Ferrari at the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend.

Minister no confidence vote rejected

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 08:51
Scotland's health secretary survives a vote of no confidence in parliament, sparked by a row over NHS cuts in his constituency.

Farage: We may hold balance of power

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 08:51
Nigel Farage sets out UKIP's aims as campaigning for Thursday's local and European election enters its final stage.

Obama vows action on veterans agency

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 08:45
President Barack Obama vows to punish those responsible for "dishonourable" alleged misconduct at hospitals for US military veterans.

Charles 'compared Russia to Nazis'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 08:28
A former Polish war refugee who met Prince Charles in Canada says he likened some Nazi actions in Europe to those of Russia's Vladimir Putin.

'No hitches' with Games ticket sales

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 08:27
No problems are reported with the re-launched sale of Commonwealth Games tickets after last week's attempt was suspended amid technical issues.

VIDEO: Election result timing announcements

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 08:26
Voters can take part in local and European elections on Thursday, but results will be announced over four days.

Dutch try to avert Saudi sanctions

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 08:19
The Netherlands sends a diplomat to Saudi Arabia to try to ease anger over anti-Islamic messages distributed by far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders.

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